• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 297

    LAYLA AND MAJNUN

    PROBABLY GOLCONDA, CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    LAYLA AND MAJNUN
    PROBABLY GOLCONDA, CIRCA 1770
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, Layla and an emaciated Majnun supported by a crutch sit beneath a tall tree attended by a maidservent holding a flywhisk, before them stand and sit animals, some in pairs and some alone including a saddled camel held by a servant, behind them a rich walled palace sits on the horizon behind a silvery lake, small areas of scuffing, laid down on yellow card
    Miniature 9¼ x 6 3/8in. (23.1 x 16.2cm.)


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    Literature

    Patrick Carré, Dieux, tigres et amours. Miniatures indiennes du XVe au XXe siècle, Spain, 1993, pp. 126-127